Social Responsibility

Phnom Penh Sugar Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of LYP Group, always thrives to protect the surrounding environment and be the most environmentally friendly factory for the benefit of the nature and nearby community. The company takes comprehensive approaches to environmental responsibility as entail since the beginning of operation.

Phnom Penh Sugar has dramatically reduced the environmental impact of its facilities. Material use and facility in house designed to be the most energy efficient factory in Cambodia. The company has built-in house systems to control and increase the energy efficiency of the material use inside the building and plant such as the real-time power monitoring and analytics during operation. In addition, building is designed with white cool-roof to provide maximum solar reflectivity. The power is distributed at higher voltages, which reduces power loss. Working environment is certified to have no pollution that can harm to human health as accredited by the Ministry of Industry Mine and Energy.

Phnom Penh Sugar also invests into renewable energy and thereby helps residents nearby the area to live peacefully and safety from Greenhouse Gas effects. The company uses power energy generated mainly from baggasse, a by-product of the cane based sugar manufacturing process, to run the process of producing sugar. That baggase-generated power is said to be the clean energy that has very little negative drawback to the atmosphere in contrast to expensive and dirty diesel generators, the methods by which most of the country’s power is generated. With the power capacity of 16 Mw, 11 Mw is used within the plant and other facilities while the rest is sold to the government and village nearby the plant. In addition, Phnom Penh Sugar has invested USD 1.5 million in the transmission line linked from Thnol Tolteng to factory at Om Laeng, Thpung, Kompong Speu. It is 68.5 km long and that allows households along the road to access to power energy.

As of factory waste and sewage, which is a toxic substance and is hazardous to environment and human health, the company had built seven lakes to store and transforms those harmful disposals into usable water and non-toxic waste. These seven lakes are built as a vacuum system that sewage drains from one lake to another lake. Gradually, sewage flows into the last lake and becomes bio-fertilizers that company gives away to cane grower to use in the farmland and villagers to use in their orchards.

The company also invested in water-treatment system and water-storage filter that regenerates muddy water or water containing impurities to become clean and drinkable. The plant capacity is 5000 cubic meters per day. That clean water plant allows employees and villagers to have good quality water consumption and improve their health condition as well as reducing their expense on health care.